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How old is "Eve"?

A maternal ancestor to all living humans called mitochondrial Eve likely lived about 200,000 years ago, at roughly the same time anatomically modern humans are believed to have emerged, a new review study confirms.

The results are based on analyses of mitochondrial DNA. Found in the energy-producing centers of cells, mitochondrial DNA is only passed down the maternal line, and can be traced back to one woman.

However, this doesn't mean she was the first modern woman, rather it indicates that only her descendants survive to the present day.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100819/sc_livescience/ageconfirmedforevemotherofallhumans;_ylt=AlUE0A6ui3f3ePgv7QaFtt1H2ocA

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:39 AM on Aug. 20, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Interesting ...

    wow reading this thread... makes me wonder how old some of you are!!

    Grace Grace Grace... God loves you... but not your attitude toward the non believers! Practice Grace more often! :-)
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 7:47 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • That is really interesting, that we all are related to the fittest woman. (Darwin was right)
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 12:04 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Ah, Grace. Bless your little heart. Honestly, I am jealous of you. To be so oblivious and sure of yourself at the same time with the ability to justify your religion and your extreme bias and prejudice. It is adorable.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 1:36 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • They found Eve's body remains?
    AnasMommy7

    Answer by AnasMommy7 at 11:55 AM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Very cool info. I love learning about this stuff. Can you imagine!!! 200,000 years. Although it is not long at all when you think of the age of the earth and the millions of years the earth had life other than the humans that have taken it over now.

    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:45 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Did humans write that?

    What I thought.


    Technically if it is in DNA - wouldn't The Creator have written it? Gah.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 1:13 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Did humans write that?

    What I thought.

    Answer by mustbeGRACE



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    Humans also wrote the bible...
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 1:17 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Do you make sense in your head?
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 1:25 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • (that was to Grace)
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 1:25 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • That's interesting.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 1:28 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

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